Episode 10 – Patricia Summersett

“Surround your immediate self with artists that inspire you.”

Transcending Voice

Today’s show was a dream come true for me!

I met Patricia years ago following a yoga class. At the time, I was teaching a lot and constantly losing my voice. Then, in comes this woman with a clear, powerful, and playful voice. I had to ask her what the secret was the to her vocal prowess!

That was Patricia!

She was generous in giving me lots of pointers and good advice. When Scott and I started this podcast, she was one of the first people that came to mind on my guest wish-list.

From Ice Dancer to Actress

Patricia is an actress and a musician. She has wonderful training and insight in all things creative, and is also an accomplished athlete having performed at a high level as an ice dancer. For you gamers out there, you’ll know Patricia as the voice of ‘Zelda’ from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and as ‘Ash’ in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. She is featured in the movie Mother! and is the lead singer of Summersett Band.

All Kinds of Insight

Best of all, Patricia is a lot of fun! The podcast was a deep-dive into her career beginnings, her best failures, her creative process, how yoga and breath help sustain her other endeavors, and much more. Part of what made this talk so great is Patricia’s naturally candid and humble demeanor, mixed with an incredible depth of wisdom and skill. She rocked our worlds!

If you’re a creative, a yogi, or just looking for a good time, you’re going to love this one!

Patricia Summersett on The SpiritBros Podcast! 🙂

For more info on Patricia:

Her website



We vouch that she is as sweet as she looks

Time Markers

  • [5:20] “I have a crystal ball called coffee in front of me.”

  • [7:30] On getting into competitive ice dancing after high school.

  • [10:30] On what influenced her to dive into art vocationally.

  • [16:30] On how technique is key for actors to sustain a career without burning out.

  • [19:00] Studying the Stanislavski method in Russia.

  • [24:50] Patricia had brain surgery in High School.

  • [29:08] On the differences between voice acting and acting.

  • [33:35] How Patricia approaches auditions.

  • [35:50] “Breath is life.”

  • [45:10] Scott is very disciplined.

  • [46:35] The Summersett Band.

  • [49:50] Patricia was very driven out of school in getting her voice demos out there.

  • [53:00] On the impact of voicing Zelda in “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.” 

  • [58:20] How Patricia reacted when she found out she got the part.

  • [1:01:20] On her time filming “Mother!”

  • [1:03:30] Social media responsibilities for actors today.

  • [1:09:40] Patricia’s social media best practices.

  • [1:11:35] The advice Patricia would give to herself as a younger actress. “Surround your immediate self with artists that inspire you.”

  • [1:15:07] On her dream projects.

  • [1:18:05] Patricia’s mentors.

  • [1:19:30] On her most formative failure.

  • [1:23:30] En-Lightning round

Show Notes

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